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MSNBC
May 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
obama care. today house republicans are making their 37th -- that's 37 times -- to repeal the health care law. like all the times before it, it is going to fail. we have an expert here, a special advisor to the obama administration formulating for the affordable health care act. he he wrote a new book, "brothers emanuel." i really want to read that book. one is the great hollywood agent ari emanuel who stars in a movie, and rahm emanuel is mayor of chicago. what is it like to have brothers like that? does your mom think you're the intellectual? >> the doctor in the family. that's the key. >> that's a permanent job. let me ask you about -- i smell a rat. i think the republicans would like to spread the word out there that obama care isn't good for you and therefore sort of upchuck it. if it comes to you, do whatever you got to do. if you're a barber, you got two seats, each guy makes 25 or 30 o year, make it difficult on yourself or the government. >> they're certainly trying to delegitimate the bill and everything with it. the exchanges are going to open -- at least enrollment on oct
MSNBC
May 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
matter? >> great news, the u.s. just passed my bill to repeal obama care. obama care promised us lower costs and a better health care system. but the truth is just the opposite. passing my bill is just the first step toward lower costs and improved health care. >> i've been watching these for years. her pollster is telling her she's got wickedly bad numbers on the issue of effectiveness. all she does is give right-wing speeches. she's trying to prove he's doing something, which she isn't. mother jones found some whoppers in the quote file for the three republican candidates down there. all currently u.s. congressmen. here goes on the subject of why same-sex parents should not be able to adopt children. if they wanted a baby bad enough, they could make that choice. in other words, just don't be gay. next on the subject of evolution, john kingston said i believe i came from god, not a monkey. i don't believe that a creature crawled out of the sea and became a human being one day. is that what evolution is? finally, before obama care was passed, paul brown said, if obama care passes, that
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
tie the scandal to the implementation of health care. >> the agent that is going to be responsible for implementing obama care that will mortify the american people. the whole episode reinforces and confirms the american people's worst fears about big government run amok. >> on saturday, lamar alexander compared kathleen sebelius for the implementation of health care to iran contra. marco rubio will introduce legislation introduced in the house by mike turner criminalizing the groups. oversight and government reform and ways and means. also plans to investigate the irs friday. a race to try to get a hearing started. john mccain and karl levin plan an investigation of the role of nonprofit groups in politics to include the irs. folks, there was a whole part of this system with the irs that frankly a lot of campaign advocates want to bring attention to and they will have a harder time. as critical as the president was, what drew his fire on monday was benbenghazi. he called it a political circus. >> the whole issue of talking points frankly throughout this process has been a side show. s
FOX News
May 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
friend married to the wrong person just so is she'll have health insurance. away have a lot of less bad marriages as a result of this. >> as president obama doesn't have enough to worry about, his greatest push for health care reform law. jim angle fills us in. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is so desperat for money that she is soliciting money from private companies to help pay for the effort. >> there is no doubt there is a shortfall in terms of enforcing and actually making this system go into place. but the question here, whether or not a cabinet level secretary should be in the business of soliciting money. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers question whether soliciting private funds to implement losing is even legal? >> secretary's fund-raising and coordinating with private entities helping to implement the new healthcare law may be illegal. she cease immediately and fully investigated by congress. >> reporter: despite some accounts, officials say she is not seeking no monies by her department and acting under a 1976 law. democrats appropriated one
FOX Business
May 13, 2013 9:20am EDT
a concern to a lot of taxpayers in the next couple of years of the obama administration because of course things like the health care law, other important pieces are being demonstrated through the irs. stuart: we want to carry this forward. obamacare is having real trouble being in demented, when it is up and running in january 2014 it is the irs which polices obamacare. you are fined by the irs, you don't have health insurance. if you advance this story, it is chilling, indeed, if you're a critic of obamacare. >> absolutely. they need to give all this information to the irs. you have to give the irs your health care id number, the insurance provider has to give it to the irs. this is information they will be privy to an have to come out and if they don't have enough with the correct information. stuart: i don't think there's anything your eye are doing about it. >> we've had a lot of efforts in the house of representatives to appeal obamacare. not acting on the job killing tax increases in obamacare and the repertory burden the american people are going to have to shoulder. stuart
CNN
May 17, 2013 9:00pm PDT
and jessica's health declining, president obama gave the go ahead for u.s. forces to enter somalia and bring jessica's long nightmare to an end. she describes her ordeal in a new book called "impossible odds, the kidnapping of jessica buchanan and her dramatic rescue by s.e.a.l. team 6." i spoke with jessica and her husband eric. tell me what happened when you were kidnapped. you were driving down a road. how quickly did it all take place? >> i mean, it was just a split second. we were in our three vehicle caravan with spu, the security police unit, in front of us and behind us, and then the ex-pats were in the middle. we were in our way back across the green line to the north office, where it was a bit safer. we had been driving for seven to ten minutes and then all of a sudden, we get cut off from the right side by another vehicle, and they splash mud up over the windshield and i think, you know, what kind of idiotic driver is this who just completely cut us off. next thing i know they're pounding the windshield and the windows with ak-47s and screaming and we're completely surro
CNN
May 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
negotiations failing, her health declining. president obama gave the go ahead for forces to enter somalia and bring her long nightmare to an end. meanwhile, she had no idea anyone was coming to save her. i sat down with jessica and her husband to talk about their ordeal and her dramatic rescue by s.e.a.l. team six. >> next thing i know i feel all these men's hands on me and i'm thinking -- trying to fight back and i hear a man say my name and he says jessica, and all i can think is, you know, it's such a different sounding voice, it's a voice with an american accent. and he pulls the blanket away from my face and i can't see anything, it's just very dark, everything's very dark, and he says we're the american military and we're here to save you, here to take you home. and all i can say at that point is you're americans, like how did americans get here, because you know, i didn't hear anything. i had no idea, just in complete shock. i don't think i started breathing until we were hundreds of feet up in the air and i knew they couldn't get me anymore, which seems ridiculous given th
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
2010 health care law. also coming up noon, president obama at the white house, a joint news conference with the turkish prime minister. that will be live on c-span3. just before the speaker had his news briefing this morning, the democratic leader, nancy pelosi, spoke with reporters on many of the same issues that the speaker addressed, including the i.r.s. targeting of some conservative groups and the health care repeal debate coming up this afternoon. we will show you as much as we can until the house gavels in. >> good morning. national women's health week, again, proclaiming the glories of the affordable care act and what it means to women. i'll talk about that in a moment. when it comes to addressing the urgent needs for the american people, our priority in congress is clear. we must create jobs. unfortunately, house republicans seem to think that their main responsibility is to do nothing. for those of you who were here yesterday, i have lost my voice. that may be good news to some. let's see how far we can do with this. here we are 134 days into the 113th congress wit
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
overreach an intimidation that not only is within the irs, but also the justice department, health and human services, going in and intimidating insurance companies to kick in a little money for advertising for obama care. intimidating insurance companies not to speak up for their concerns back when the legislation was being considered. i think it's part of a larger pattern, of this administration and i think the president and the people in the white house inner circle have to be responsible for this. >> let me ask you about the benghazi e-mails. when they were, when the white house released these e-mails, not publicly, but for the, for a select group of senators, in particular, senators who wanted to hold up the nomination of john brennan, the e-mails seemed to satisfy enough senate republicans that john brennan got confirmed. what about the e-mails now raises questions in your mind if they didn't raise enough questions to stop john brennan's confirmation? >> i think mr. brennan's confirmation had to be taken in the context of his overall qualifications and i think on balance, a major
FOX Business
May 19, 2013 2:30am EDT
enforce health care laws. michelle bachmann is fighting back. congresswoman, the irs admitted to targeting conservative groups in deciding if they get nonprofit status, the same group is charged with implementing an charging and put nothing obama care. should we trust them to do it in a fair and balanced way? >> already the irs is a foreed federal agency and they made their lives worse, they understand that the american people catching on. they are set to enforce obama care for all americans. no one willscape the bony grip of the irs. i am the author of the bill it repeal obama care, that is an important bill and got through the house of representatives and i am chair of the tea party caucus. it was not only the tea party targeted by the obama administration through the irs, it was also christians and those who support israel and aspect- debt can conservatives and tea partiers. and this is an instance where political oppons of the administration are punished and the alloys of the administration were begin award and fast tracked. we should be wored. now a now national database is
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
election, we didn't even call it obama care. we said the president's health care law. because our attorneys said that if we used obama, the name obama, that would cause problems for our pending status. >> joy reid, thank you for joining us tonight. my concern, i've voiced to loudly, this is catnip for the hard right. it says the government's the enemy. the government's out to get you. the helicopters are next. we're going to come get your guns. confiscate what you have and perhaps take you away to a concentration camp. it's not just paranoia if you have this kind of evidence. i think it is paranoia most of the time. if this thing gets out to be fact, if it's clear they were going through returns like this young lady, this lady's returns, her organization's returns, if they're going around systemically looking for the right wing, it could be the left wing next year. that's my view. i think the president was right. i think he should have been tougher. >> well, chris, you know, there's a couple things here just to impact. first of all, obviously the people in that cincinnati office -- we're no
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
with the effort to implement president obama's landmark health care law" -- end of quote. i ask unanimous consent to include the article following my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: the unusual fundraising push comes after the congress has rejected the requests for funds to set up the affordable care act. the article said many of the secretary's calls have recruited support for enroll america, described as the most prominent nonprofit working on the health care law's implementation, its president and joined the group in january after as deputy director for public engagement. today "the new york times" included an article by robert pierre, cabinet secretary solicits large donations to publicize health care law. i ask unanimous consent to include the article following my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: calls including insurance and pharmaceutical executives, a spokesman for ms. sebelius said she suggested they support the work of enroll america, a private nonprofit group that shares the president's goal of securin
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 8:00pm PDT
deficits is rising health care costs and -- get this -- between 2009 and 2011, total health spending grew at the lowest annual pace in the last five decades. the argument in passing obama care was to bring down health care costs. health care costs are coming down. so why does no one care? no one cares that health care costs are going down? and in turn deficits are going down. the reason is because the cardinal rule of washington politics -- and this is really important. it makes everything make sense. when people talk about deficits, they are actually talking about something else. no one actually cares about the deficit. the simple reason why nobody was talking about it today is just because they don't care. and if there is one person in washington -- and this is the grand, tragic, comic irony of this whole situation. if there is one person in washington who genuinely seems to care about deficits, well -- >> here's what you need to know. first, i will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits. either now or in the future. i will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit now
MSNBC
May 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
passage. so how much do you think the politics around health care and around obama care impact the ultimate decision. >> i think the justices are very aware of what was going on. after the health care decision, i spoke with one who said he really didn't know why but he really felt the outside political pressure more than he had in other cases. not that it affected his decision but it was really hyped. that's really the hardest question to ask, when is the court doing politics. when is the court doing law. >> what i try to say to people in the book. each justice is the sum total of his or her life experiences in life and the law. and they bring those experiences to bear on the cases before them. the results are what the resultsful are i think we would be naive to believe they don't have certain ideological inclintonations. what also makes this time very interesting to watch this, i point out, for the first time in decades, we have five justices pointed by republican presidents and four by democratic presidents. >> and i want to get you to compare this court and its politics with oth
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
opening against the obama administration. they're expanding it to include criticism of the health care act which we'll see the vote on later this afternoon in the house because, of course, the irs is the enforcement agency in that individual mandate that has anchored so much conservatives. >> is there anything in that hundred pages of e-mails that the white house released yesterday afternoon that indicates that there is any there? >> not really. thank you for mentioning the piece on time.com if people want to reads it. and i saw nothing new there to advance the story we already knew. we knew this already, but as a reminder, benghazi is more of a cia story than is generally appreciated. that facility there was primarily a cia site where they were doing a lot of work including trying to contain some of the arms they had gotten loose. the cia disputed who was in charge. at the end of the day, it was the deputy cia director morale who took out a lot of language whose deletion republicans object to. by the way, every iteration of the talking point from the first to the last included th
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, presidential historian alan liktman on whether president obama has run into the second term curse or is that a silly superstition? ♪ [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> thanks to the beatles, the british invasion was fun, not scary. but if president obama was for any help from prime minister david cameron at the white house today, he didn't get it. and the one american reporter allowed to ask just one question, well, she wouldn't let it die. we've got time for a couple question. >> when did you first learn the irs was conservative political groups? do you feel that the irs has betrayed the public's trust and what do you think the repercussions for these actions should be? on benghazi, do you think the white house misled the public about its role in shaping the talking points and do you stand by your administration's assertions that they were not purposely change? is it you
FOX News
May 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT
will vote for the 37th time to repeal obama care. well, it won't get past the senate, but here's why the vote is significant this time. the irs will play a major role in implementing the new health care law, and in light of their recent scandal, many americans have good reason to be worried. tea party lawmakers are leading the charge to repeal. some -- here are some lawmakers on capitol hill today. >> with the implementation of obama care at hand and knowing that it is the irs, the internal revenue service, that will be the enforcing mechanism for this new entitlement program -- >> i'm quite worried that your medical records now will be evaluated by the irs that seems to have the ability and seems to have the penchant to use political -- political persuasion. >> if the federal government is being made to behave as if it is an arm of a political partisan apparatus, we are losing the constraints that the constitution is meant to put on our government. >> that's a legitimate question. are these people that are ready, you know, the cheetahs, if you beat them at softball they'll audit you
CSPAN
May 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
don't like obama. on the issue of health care and jobs, [indiscernible]. host: valerie in dulles, virginia, democrat. caller: hi. why was calling to mention the benefits of a law. many people may not know about it, but millions of young people who have held care today is because they were allowed to stay on their parents' plan. many senior staff are paying less for prescription drugs. and millions of americans are paying less for presentive care -- preventive care and no longer subject lifetime limits. and 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer are denied coverage. not enough of that is getting out there. host: a couple questions for you. your thoughts on the vote that took place yesterday? caller: i believe they did it for the republicans who are new to congress and did not have a chance to vote. i see why they did it, but they should let it die after this, because it is not going to happen. this is the law of the land. this is they that 37th time. talk about the number of this specific vote on the affordable care act. caller: i see why they did it, but i don
FOX Business
May 14, 2013 9:00pm EDT
there exercising tir first amendment rights in the obama administration which is leery youth -- about that, ut new programs down t pipe with the president's health care law. this will be administered through the irs. people think the hhs and health services folks are in charge of this, which makes sense, but the irs is the governing body for the president's health care law meaning that taxpayers are going to be in big troublewhen that comes, you know, into full application. gerri: that's my question. so they are also asking for personal information, not just the tea partyers, but every single american from sea to shining sea. what do they want to see fr us? >> you heard talking about the way the irs is prying into her own home business if you will. alamericans in 20 # 14 are going to have to startreporting to the irs whether or not they purchased health care and whether or not that health care qualifies as health care coverage as its specified under the president's health care law, so what that looks like when you file taxes in 20 # 14 i that you're going to have another form to file
MSNBC
May 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
in the impluication of health care. >> implementing obama care. >> now there's rumors who wrote the policy is the person running obama care. >> it's very possible that republicans overplay their hand, try to so hard to make this a scandal that they turn the public off. but a new cnn poll shows the president's approval has remained steady in the wake of these so-called controversies at 53%. and no more than 7 of 10 americans call the irs actions unacceptable. they believe the agency acted on its own. 30% think it acted under the order of white house officials and that just about matches core conservative number in most polling. there is, of course, plenty of examples where you can argue that government has worked. think of the rebuilding after hurricane sandy or the response of the boston bombings. it's never a good story when a white house has to respond to examples when the government isn't working very well for the american people. competency in government. remember, this is what undid bush in the second term more than anything else. the idea that he couldn't just do some of the b
CNN
May 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
and jessica's health declining, president obama gave the go ahead for u.s. forces to enter somalia and bring jessica's long nightmare to an end. she describes her ordeal in a new book called "impossible odds, the kidnapping of jessica buchanan and her dramatic rescue by s.e.a.l. team 6." i spoke with jessica and her husband eric. tell me what happened when you were kidnapped. you were driving down a road. how quickly did it all take place? >> i mean, it was just a split second. we were in our three vehicle caravan with spu, the security police unit, in front of us and behind us, and then the ex-pats were in the middle. we were in our way back across the green line to the north office, where it was a bit safer. we had been driving for seven to ten minutes and then all of a sudden, we get cut off from the right side by another vehicle, and they splash mud up over the windshield and i think, you know, what kind of idiotic driver is this who just completely cut us off. next thing i know they're pounding the windshield and the windows with ak-47s and screaming and we're completely surro
FOX News
May 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
targeted for political ideologies and is now in charge of that portion of the irs, the obama care part of the irs how do we know that our sensitive health information is safe there? will it be exploited? will we be discriminated against again based on our health? these are life and death decisions, not just tax questions. >> geraldo: you are fearful she would breech the most basic confidences and use your health information for political purposes as well? >> she was in charge. i don't know if she personally did it or not at the irs but she was in charge and if she is in charge again how you do we know. there is no possible way to know or to trust this woman. to know that she is not going to be in charge of another breech of confidence and confidential information. it is very serious. >> geraldo: and penny nance, your basic position is that this has been going on in democratic administrations since the '90s? >> absolutely. concerned women for america has a 501 c 3 and c4. from 1993 to 2000 my organization was targeted and harassed. the same kind of similar story. amazing, geraldo, none
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
many types of legislation including the health care law which is dependent on the irs. that is when the names you brought up i think will really go edown in that respect. >> great to see you. thank you. >>> president obama has picked the man who will lead the overhaul of the irs after departure of steve miller. t that man will be danny werfel who worked for republican and democratic legislations. the "new york times" is describing him as the administration's point man on managing the budget cuts under sequestration. he faces the daunting task of leading the irs out of one of the biggest scandals in its history. joining me is irs commissioner during the bush administration. as we talk about this new name, danny werfel starts next wednesday certainly as this pressure is going to be provided from all sides, a lot of scrutiny from day one. explain how big of a challenge it is going to be to overhaul such a large organization with so many eye balls looking at your work. >> danny worked for me when i was at omb. i know him well. he is a straight shooter. that is a very good thing. he has a re
FOX News
May 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
for catch words you wonder what they will scan in terms of healthcare and health records. it's a legitimate question. >> reporter: it's possible the irs scandal will delay the implementation of obama-care. that's where this is heading. bill: you mentioned the inspector general report. we got this out of it showing the irs is a bureaucratic mess. 30% of phone calls to the irs went unanswered. and the wait time to speak with a rep was nearly 17 minutes. nearly 48% of all correspondence to the year not responded to in what was considered a timely manner. martha: it will be a big day on capitol hill because attorney general eric holder is expected to be on the hot seat. he will appear before members of congress. he is america's top law enforcer and he is under fire from many side for the justice department's decision to seize phone record of associated press reporters. he has defended that decision saying america's national security at the time was at stake. >> this was a very serious leak. and a very, very serious leak. i have been a prosecutor since 1976. and i have to say that thi
FOX News
May 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
medical records that they are not allowed to acess and. they will be in charge of all of our health care? how can they be trusted. >> what is the reaction of the individual in charge of implementing obama care and given promotions and one came from the bush administration while show served at that time. and given that fact how do you so it play out? >> they were paid taxpayer bonuses. and i think there will be efforts to make sure she is not in charge. i don't understand how anybody can trust the irs to over sea obama care when they have released confidential information to organization propublica. and are they release our private medical records? this is a huge abuse of power. you cannot convince me it was not done for political reasons. how far are they going to go? this is not just about tea party versus obama or the irs. this affects every single american in this country. it could be a republican president in the white house abusing power and using one of the burr crazy. they done think it was illegal when pressed on that matter. >> it is not illegal to request private donor. th
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT
gaining unprecedented access and power over the american people's financial health, personal information through the implementation of obamacare. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlelady is recognized for 30 seconds. mrs. black: how can president obama and congressional democrats support obamacare, a law that gives more power to the i.r.s.? ultimately, the i.r.s. scandal is yet another example of why obamacare must be repealed for the sake of our health care, our economy and our constitutional freedom. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: i now yield one minute to the gentleman from massachusetts, a distinguished member of our committee, mr. neal. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. neal: thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise in opposition to the patients' rights act. 71 million americans have already taken advantage of this opportunity for preventive health care services. 100 mi
FOX News
May 18, 2013 2:00am EDT
promotion from the obama administration. she is now in charge of administering obamacare. translation, we couldn't trust you of handling our money so we're going to make you in charge of handling health issues. this could be deadly. >> i want to have a life like this $103,000 and a bonus. where can i sign up for this. do a bad job, target americans and then you get a reward. you get to run obamacare and you get money extra for it. this is about as absurd as susan rice becoming the head of national security advisor? [ laughter ] >> eric: show he biased against conservatives prove to me they won't do the same thing in obamacare. >> bob: i would be surprised if this woman has the job later on. if i were in a position to do so given the story and given the fact she was overseeing this issue it would raise so many questions about obamacare it's probably better to put other someplace else. >> eric: someplace else or let her go. good for you. >> dana: i don't think it's about her personally but institution the irs will not be trusted to administer obamacare fairly. they are operating from such a
CNN
May 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT
, this plays into this narrative that president obama is a big government democrat who gave you health care, is now trying to have government police the borders and that that is not good for this country. now, even before, wolf, even before these scandals, when you take a look at the numbers of the trust in government, less than a third of americans trust the government to do the right thing all or most of the time. that was before this past week. i bet those numbers will be headed south. >> i suspect you're absolutely right. gloria has an excellent column on cnn.com. >>> i'll speak with president obama's senior advisers, dan pfeiffer, he'll be here in "the situation room." we'll talk about the white house strategy for dealing with all these controversies and a whole lot more. also, he's been one of president obama's toughest critics. there is one area where senator rand paul sees eye to eye with the president. my interview with senator rand paul. that's coming up next, and a cnn exclusive inside guantanamo bay. our own chris lawrence is there for us right now. he takes us inside the i
PBS
May 18, 2013 12:00am PDT
to lose their voice on immigration, signing up for the health care bill, fiscal fairness, or whatever. thing a perilous political time for president obama. and i think despite efforts the last few days they have been slow to react and slow to appreciate the seriousness of it. >> rose: karen? >> i think what's interesting is these are three very different controversies and they each have their own constituency of the outraged. but the thing they have in common is they all fit into the sort of storyline that the president's enemies have been painting about him all along, that this is big government run amok. that the president doesn't care about the restraints of the constitution. that he has contempt for his enemies. and i think that that is what the white house really has to get ahead of here. and unlike the clinton white house, where they essentially had a scandal management team on the premises from day one of that presidency, this president has been sort of blessed by not having these sorts of controversies. so we really are seeing them as al said, kind of getting up to sp
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
my bill to repeal obama care. obama care promised us lower costs and a better health care system, but the truth is just the opposite. passing my bill is just the first step toward lower costs and improved health care. >> look, i've been watching these for years. i know what her problem is her. her pollster person is telling her she has wickedly bad numbers on the issue of effectiveness. she's trying to prove she's doing something but she isn't. >>> next, georgia senate candidates. "mother jones" found whoppers in the quote file for the three republican candidates down there. paul broun, phil gingrey, and jack kingston, all currently u.s. congressmen. here it goes on the subject of why same-sex parents should not be allowed to adopt children. "if they wanted a babe by bad enough, they could make that choice." do you believe it? it's the 21st century. in other words, just don't be gay. next on the subject of evolution, jack kingston said, "i believe i came from god, not a monkey. i don't believe a creature crawled out of the sea and became a human being one day." is that what evolu
NBC
May 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> it's been a busy day in washington. president obama announces the resignation of acting irs commissioner steve miller. i comes off the latest scandal, the irs targeting tea party groups since the spring of 2010. irs employees questioned conservative groups about their qualification for tax exempt stat fuss. palm addressed the matter today saying those who are responsible will be held accountable. >> the misconduct that uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> the president told reporters earlier this week he did not know about the irs's profiling until just last friday. >> it's been years since we've heard him but today o.j. simpson took the witness stand in a las vegas courtroom. he's serving a prison sentence for robbery, assault and kidnapping is appealing the convictions. on the stand the san francisco native recounted the series of e vebts that unfold ld afte
MSNBC
May 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
will it be like with health care, they're still trying to repeal obama care. >> i don't think it ends the conversation. i'm not sure there are in republicans in a position to change it anytime soon. you know, the minnesota house is up next year, but the minnesota senate is not. so it would take them another presidential year to try again. and frankly, when what we've seen in the polls on all of this, who knows where the polling will be. who knows where people will be in 2014, in 2016, and in 2020? >> and we don't know that, but we do know the polling is much different than it was in 2002, 2003. look at that state like mine, and it's funny, in our state, we were defining the definition of marriage and that meant marriage between a man and a woman. but if you look at those and where our state has evolved from since then. in 2002, it was a political issue. it was for karl rove and for the rest of them to get all of these republicans out of their houses and to the polls and it worked. >> and look at just the last year. this week is the one-year anniversary of president obama coming out in
CNBC
May 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
of gdp than it was in 2009, the first year of president obama's presidency. this shows that because of better than expected revenue, slower than expected growth in spending, in part because health care costs are slowing, the deficit is going to fall to 2.1% of gdp in 2015. so, we've had a lot of concern that we've discussed for years about the size of the u.s. deficit. it is now coming down pretty rapidly, bill. >> you know, it's symptomatic of our new normal here. we consider $3 gasoline cheap and we think $642 billion deficit is low. >> but as a percentage -- >> you know what i'm saying. >> yes, i do. but the historical standard -- >> john, does that mean that the gdp is expected to shrink -- >> what's that? >> when we talk about these percentages as a function of gdp? what is gdp expected to be? still pretty low historically. >> yes, but i'm talking about the deficit as compared to the size of the gdp and historically, the administrations have tried to keep it in the 3% range over, you know, a period of the past 40 years. it's down to 4 now. according to cbo, it will be under 3 i
CNN
May 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
house for now. however, under stormy skies in atlanta, mr. obama attempted to move the focus off the irs, benghazi, and the associated press. he spoke about the economy and health care in his address to morehouse college. >> my job as prdz is to advocate for policies that generate more opportunity for everybody. policies that strengthen the middle class and give more people the chance to climb their way into the middle class. policies that create more good jobs and reduce poverty and educate more children and give more families the security of health care and protect more of our children from the horrors of gun violence. that's my job. >> so can the president change the focus from the recent scandals and controversies? let's turn to charles blow in new york and errol in washington. writing for the "new york times." good to see you both. >> ross, let me begin with you. the president seems to be moving forward. his approval rating is up even after all these controversies were revealed. so does washington move forward along with, or will critics continue to kind of rail about the scanda
FOX Business
May 16, 2013 11:00pm EDT
after reporters, or whether the hhswent too far with the company pay for publicizing health care law, it could be mess, and that is like, watergate summer-like, do you agree? >> i do. i think that washington can't multitask, but maybe president obama is almost relieved he does not have to talk about the economy right now, he can try to cover-up what is happening in the white house right now it is takingocus off one happening in the economy, to be hones-- -- >> he has been liking what has been happening to the economy. >> but, the economy is not doing much better, people still are leaving, workforce, while we can say that unemployment rate has dropped it is because tre are thousands of people still leaving the workforce, every month, tha we can point to. and that does not point to an economy that is starting to thri. neil: phil, a read onhere this es. do you think these are going to be sort of obsessing points good or bad for the summer? >> yeah, i do, i think they will be where they have been front and center, and even the hhs scandal with secretary sebelius calling ceos for cash
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
, >>> voting to appeal obama care. again, the scandal lobby, recent controversy, those are two of the hot topics pitched to us today. sara covers health care policy for the washington post. kate covers homes and joanne greel joins was, as well. it's great to have you all here. i want to start out by showing the "new york times" and what they put out today in regard to obama care in this vote coming up. it's the 43rd day that they've devoted time on this issue according to our court. it's in the upper 30s. almost 40 times there that the vote has come up on this. we all remember john boehner said this was the law of the land. >> one of the things that john boehner has said is he has a lot of -- who want to be on the record opposing this law and he's giving them the chance to vote against it. and it's easy to write off over three dozen votes as inconsequential. at the same time, we are polling showing about facilitiers and americans think that congress has repealed the laws. there is a real impact of having these repeated votes again and again in term of how the public cares about the af
FOX News
May 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
were targets. the woman putting of obama care. this is the woman that will oversee the health and well being of this country as it relates to the irs. going after implementing obama care in the tax code. she is sarah hall ingram. she from 2009 to 2012 was in charge of this very department. she oversaw these particular individuals who were, in fact, doing the targeting of these conservative groups. so, you can imagine how outraged these conservative groups are this morning when they are finding out that the woman who targeted them is now in charge of obama care overseeing the health and welfare system. >> alisyn: making sure you comply with obama care as a business. otherwise they will crack down on you and levy fines. >> what is -- how are they to believe that they won't then be targeted? >> alisyn: that is the question. >> tucker: what are you some kind of militia member? you don't trust the government? you don't trust sarah hall ingram to keep your data safe and not crush you if you oppose the president's agenda? >> alisyn: she has impressive pedigree, clayton. she went to undergradu
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
? we'll help you get there. >>> to politics now where the obama administration is looking for private donations to publicize the new health care law. the robert wood johnson foundation could contribute at much as $10 million, h & r block, $5 million. >> the very popular green card lottery could get the ax as part of the new immigration bill. the program gives visas to 50,000 residents. >> it is graduation season and right now vice president joe biden is about to speak to the graduating class at the university of pennsylvania. his granddaughter just finished his freshman year there and his son, bo, is also a graduate. >> over the weekend, the first lady spoke to eastern kentucky grads. >> make no mistake, you can go anywhere, anywhere you choose. so be proud and never, ever doubt yourselves. walk boldly on that road ahead, no matter where it takes you. >> try to do something that will make you happy and most people are happiest doing what they are best at. you have been given that gift. >> and if you read only one thing this morning, tell the truth. how often have you called in sick wh
FOX News
May 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
eye nutrients. ocuvite is uniquely formulated to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. and now there's ocuvite eye + multi. an eye vitamin and multivitamin in one. >> former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld says the obama administration is facing the perfect storm. earlier tonight we spoke with secretary rumsfeld about all the latest scandals. his advice to the president and his brand new book "rumsfeld rules." nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. >> you have a brand new book, rumsfeld rules. you told me about it the last time i spoke to you. >> it's been fun. i enjoy doing it. i started collecting those rules as a youngster and i have been doing it for just under 80 years. >> in looking at the rules, i'm thinking in light of what's going on for the present we have the a.p. scandal, we have benghazi we have the irs. what rule do you think that people should take a look at in your book? what should be a good rule for him. >> when i was a navy pilot i was getting trained in a little airplane, a pro
MSNBC
May 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
. first lady michelle obama is at martin luther king academic magnet high school for health sciences and engineering, in nashville, tennessee. she is not only going to be giving the commencement address there but also going to be handing out diplomas to every graduate as well. michelle obama, we are told just a few seconds ago, is thanking some of the teachers there. you may remember just yesterday, less than 24 hours ago, michelle obama was in bowie, maryland, doing pretty much the same thing, at bowie state university giving commencement speech there. 'tis the season k we listen in just for a few seconds? no? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed much is the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ ♪ oh, what a lucky man ♪ he was ♪ ♪ oh, what a lucky ma-- [ tires screech ] [ dog barking ] [ male announcer ] the passat.
FOX News
May 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
obama will have-mile-an-hours of americans americans americans who have been thrown off their employer's health insurance, americans who are jobless, americans who have seen spikes in their health insurance people mum and he may have to repeal his signature piece of legislation that will be bringing so much misery to this economy and to millions of americans. >> neil: we'll see. a lot depends on the mid-term elections you. mentioned the senate and i want to get back to somebody senator bob menendez said of the benghazi revelations that it's been fully vetted now. more or less, move on. i want you to react to this. >> we have fully vetted this issue. we have held hearing after hearing. we have on both sides had the opportunity to have our questions answered. in fact, in total between the house and the senate, there have been 11 hearings on benghazi. >> neil: i think he is saying, move on. what do you think? >> he is saying, be quiet and go away. and with all due respect to the senator, that's an institute the memories of four dead americans. just only last week, last thursday, a week ago
KRON
May 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
address criticize the president's health-care law. maryland congressman andy harris said that obama care could raise insurance rates for average americans. he also believes it will cost jobs across the country. >> a commuter train crashed in connected has a more than 60 people to the hospital. accident happened last night on the metro north railroad, which serves the new york city suburbs. passengers described a terrifying scene of crunching metal and flying bodies. six people remained in critical condition. as a result, amtrak has suspended service indefinitely if between new york and boston. >> the 2013 tour of california cycling race is now in the bay area for the final three stages. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news of stage six just a day in santa rosa. the cyclist and begin the 750 mi. race for california last sunday. it all ends in santa rosa tomorrow. kron4 charles clifford shows us the route. >> after race starts the golden gate bridge will be temporarily shclosed down. that will follow highway one and writers will turn east into some accounts the. i
CSPAN
May 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
reporter with "politico." warehouse to public setting up another vote on repealing the health care law 2010? >> they've really got assessment from the most cnrvative house. obviously, president obama has been reelected if this is his lot and he will not allow repeals to get past his desk. that doesn't mean house republicans don't pick a statement to make it clear to the public to continue to fight this law. >> host: how many times have house republicans try to repeal the law? >> guest: this'll be the 37th 02 repeal a portion of the law. most of them in the last three years, but this'll be the 30 time they've attempted full repeal of the law. >> host: what a republican thing about the health care law they say hurt the economy? >> guest: you know, a lot of things will go into effect early next year on employers to provide coverage or pay penalties and we are to insurance announced this summer or next year. there will likely be increases in rates. they say that's going to hurt the public and that's why they want to continue to put attention on the loss. >> host: you mention all the other
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